Friday 26 July 2013

Decades at ‘Crafts-Too Challenge You’ week 4

My last project this month for C2CU is a card that uses an image from the Marianne 1950’s pack but actually I think these young ladies reflect young children in the late 1890’s, the Victorian era.


The theme is decade/era and 3+ layers and from the kraft card to the image I have seven if you count the little music pennant at the side.


The flowers are those white paper ones you can buy in a bag and they have been dipped in distress inks and pearls added to the centres. The buttons were originally blue but I altered them by dabbing them with antique linen distress paint, stippling alcohol ink over and then again covering them with the distress paint and heat drying until I was happy with the colour


The butterfly is computed generated again dipped in distress inks and edged with stickles.


I was going to colour the whole image but once I had done the faces I thought I would leave it there to add more interest to the focal point, keeping it light and contrasting with the background papers. I like the girls mounted on the hessian and doily, it adds extra texture.

If you have a project that relates to a decade or era in history and has more than three layers we would love to see it at C2CU.

Have a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Jane said...

This is stunning Brenda. Colouring the faces works so well and the flowers and butterflies are perfect accents. I have really enjoyed seeing your cards for this challenge, it is a really super idea to add twists to a challenge. I hope to join in next month I just have been so busy this month with other projects and commitments. Thanks for sharing all this wondeful creativity x

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous with wonderful creative touches. Love the kind of vintage image.
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Astrid Maclean said...

Totally gorgeous Brenda! Love that sweet little image and yes, the way you have coloured it is just right! The layers are fabulous and I love how you have altered the buttons the fit in with the colours of the rest of the project.

We are home by Monday and hopefully I'll get a chance to play in this challenge, it sounds like fun! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

Kathyk said...

Not colouring the whole image sure gives it a more vintage feel Brenda - another fabbylicious project from you


Anonymous said...

Brimming with childlike innocence and sweetness.
A treat of a card.

Gram's Treasures said...

Sweet image and card, Brenda. Love the layers and textures, and that colouring of just the faces really makes the image appear to be from an older era.
Joyce xx

Ink Art Designs said...

these girls are gorgeous Brenda...and look awesome on the hession. Looove the layers too :)
Dot x

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely card...that main image looks super part coloured.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Another beautiful make , love the layers of colour as well as layers here too! Hugs trace x

Meggymay said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the image is delightful abd the design looks great.
Yvonne x

Margreet said...

This is awesome, all of your 7 layers and you did the right thing by not colouring the image any is perfect this way!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Lucy Edmondson said...

So adorable, Brenda!

Lucy x

Netty said...

ooooh yes am loving your girls stamp Brenda, fab project. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Von said...

I think you mage the right choice just painting the faces Brenda as it adds to the vintage feel of the card :)
Von ♥

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Brenda and I love how you did the faces only it really makes a difference. Love the texture you added to the buttons also. ~Diane

Daniele said...

this is stunning, I love the image with part coloured it works sooooo well
have a great weekend

Cocofolies said...

This is a wonderful card, I love the image, so adorable, and the contrast of colours with the background. Brilliant ! coco x

Redanne said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, love that image and the hessian and doily are beautiful in the background. Hugs, Anne x

Jenny Marples said...

Beautiful Brenda. Love the colours and the stickles edging in particular. Another great DT piece. Hugs, Jenny x

Glennis F said...

Your card is so pretty today - what a lovely image

Words and Pictures said...

Adorable image... love the papers, and the burlap layer adds such lovely texture and earthiness. The flowers are lovely.
Alison x

hazel said...

I love every thing about this Brenda - it's stunning.
xxx Hazel.

Rossella said...

I love the hessian and the flowers are fab
Rosie x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, Love all the layers, and a gorgeous image.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's amazing, a beautiful image. Love all the texture.

nefertiti said...

This stamp is so cute, lovely card!!!